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Chive Egg “Nests”

By Erika on March 5th, 2016 / / No Comments

These little potato “nests” are so cute and great for a brunch table. The trick is to completely rinse the starch out of the potatoes and dry them well so they aren’t sticky. Make a veggie scramble if you want and put inside the nest if you want to change it up a bit- either way, the crispy potatoes are a great compliment to the soft scrambled eggs.

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Butter Mint Chocolate Push Pops

By Erika on March 13th, 2014 / / 1 Comment

 

Butter Mint Chocolate Push pops are so fun and kids just LOVE them! I used my favorite brownie recipe and made a wonderful butter mint cream filling…the flavor is spot-on with the yummy butter mints you snake a big handful of when leaving a restaurant.

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Candy Cane Cocoa

By Erin on December 19th, 2013 / / 3 Comments

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I just love this simple, creamy chocolate peppermint heaven of a drink. Candy Cane Cocoa is SO perfect for a freezing cold day like today and it’s ready in minutes. Cozy up to a fire with one!

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Whoppers Malted Hot Chocolate

By Erin on December 18th, 2013 / / 6 Comments

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I can almost eat a whole milk carton sized box of Whoppers in a sitting..I know- HORRIBLE for me but I love them so much!  Sit me in front of a movie with popcorn and Whoppers and watch out!

Knowing my love for this delicious specimen of a candy, is it any surprise I made a Whoppers Malted Hot Chocolate? Seriously, this is like drinking a Whopper, yikers! I used to put malt powder in milk when I was a kid and I LOVE that flavor, it works so well in this hot chocolate.  And, come on… this cold weather is screaming for a drink like this, so indulge.

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Candy Cane Chocolate Truffle Meringues

By Erika on December 13th, 2013 / / 4 Comments

 

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Well, at this point it’s obvious I love candy canes. Funny, I don’t love to sit around eating a whole candy cane but I love crushed candy canes mixed in things and sprinkled on things…they are crunchy and like eating a little piece of winter, I love it! These Candy Cane Chocolate Truffle Meringues are also like eating a little piece of winter…on a cloud!! They look hard to make but really- they are quite simple. Just a few ingredients but there is a little bit of baking and waiting time so plan accordingly. These WILL impress at your Christmas function or holiday party so they’re worth it!

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Prosciutto “Sushi” Rolls with Melon and Brie

By Erika on September 18th, 2013 / / 3 Comments

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These Prosciutto “Sushi” Rolls with Melon and Brie make me smile just looking at them. I Love a good prosciutto and melon…then mix in some creamy brie and roll it up to look like sushi? Totes up my alley!!!

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Bunny Tail Cotton Candy Lemonade

By Erika on February 20th, 2013 / / No Comments

These Bunny Tail Cotton Candy Lemonade drinks make me smile from ear to ear! The “bunny tail” cotton candy sits atop pink lemonade and I found a way to pull this off without it dissolving into the water, which is key to serving this at a party.

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Pistachio Cream Whoopie Pies

By Erika on December 27th, 2012 / / 4 Comments

Oh how I love little desserts that remind me of my childhood. These beautiful little whoopee pies definitely take me back and are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! The pistachios give them a nice nutty flavor and take the edge off the sweetness, what a great combination!

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Ham and Asparagus Strata

By Erika on December 27th, 2012 / / No Comments

This gorgeous Ham and Asparagus Strata is so wonderful for brunch and is so simple to make! A strata is basically a layered casserole- this one includes layers of bread, ham, eggs, asparagus and while cheddar, delicious!

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Lemon and Orange Glazed Petits Fours

By Erika on November 4th, 2012 / / 4 Comments

 

 

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